[Marxism] People's power in the 'Asian Century'

Peter Boyle peterb at greenleft.org.au
Wed May 7 23:03:28 MDT 2014


Today we reported a racist and sexist comment "Who would want to fuck an
Indian" posted on the Socialist Alliance Facebook
page<https://www.facebook.com/SocialistAlliance> under
a link to an interview with Indian women's activist Kavita
Krishnan<http://links.org.au/node/3840> about
the movement against sexual violence in India and got this response:

"Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may
violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important part
of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We reviewed the
comment you reported for containing hate speech or symbols and found it
doesn't violate our Community Standards."

What does violate these "Community Standards"???

Peter



On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 12:21 PM, Peter Boyle <peterb at greenleft.org.au>wrote:

> I would like to invite Marxism List readers to a one-day public
> conferemce in Sydney, Australia on Saturday June 7 organised in
> conjunction with the Socialist Alliance<https://www.facebook.com/SocialistAlliance> 10th
> national conference.
>
> Featuring a range of leading people's power activists from Asia, this
> seminar will discuss the tremendous political, social, economic and
> environmental economic transformations in our region - from a
> people-first perspective.
>
> International guest speakers include:
>
> * Kavita Krishnan, a central leader of the Communist Party of India
> (Marxist-Leninist) and editor of Liberation, the party's central
> publication. A former leader of the All India Students Association (AISA),
> Krishnan is joint secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s
> Association (AIPWA), which is active among women workers and agricultural
> labourers, and has led struggles for the dignity and rights of Dalit women,
> and against state repression. The AISA and AIPWA played a significant role
> in the struggle against sexual violence that followed an
> internationally-publicised gang rape of a student in Delhi.
>
> * Farooq Tariq, the general secretary of the Awami Workers Party (AWP),
> which was formed in December 2012 from unity of three existing parties. The
> AWP recently campaigned for land rights and against the eviction of shanty
> town dwellers in Islamabad, mobilising more than 2000 people who marched to
> the national parliament.
>
> * S.Arutchelvan "Arul" , the general secretary of the Socialist Party of
> Malaysia (PSM). The PSM recently initiated the Left Coalition with Parti
> Rakyat Malaysia, Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia and other activists and
> individuals. The coalition is an anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist,
> anti-feudal movement, based on class struggle, and taking up the struggle
> for women's rights, for the environment and against the privatisation of
> public services.
>
> * Sonny Melencio, chairperson of the PLM and a council member of the BMP
> (Solidarity of Filipino Workers). At its recent national convention, the
> PLM launched a discussion about bayanihan socialism, which draws on lessons
> from the Latin American experience, linking the egalitarian principles of
> socialism with national and Indigenous historical experiences and
> traditions, as a means to popularise the ideas of socialism to a mass
> audience in the Philippines.
>
> * Manarishi Dhital, the editor of Janadesh Weekly, a publications which
> was published underground during the years of guerrilla war. He is also a
> member of central publicity department of UCPN(M), the convener of
> Nepal-Venezuela Solidarity Network, and a board member of Nepal Press
> Council.
>
> Facebook event page:
> https://www.facebook.com/events/644699022251796/644706592251039/
>
> For more information see also:
> http://www.socialist-alliance.org/10th_National_Conference
>



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